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factors that influence the attitudes of students toward the use of english language as mode of interpersonal communication

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DEDICATION This research paper is unconditionally dedicated to my family especially to my mother, Sylvia M Co, to my friends, classmates and last but not the least, to God Almighty.

The Researcher

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The researcher is extremely thankful to the people who provide her with their continous support, encouragement and consideration to make this research achievable.
Thanks to……… Mrs. Carina S. Villaester, Research teacher, for her extreme guidance, help and patience in correcting our mistakes. To all my classmates and friends for their support. All the respondents who answered the questionnaire. To my mother, Sylvia M. Co, who always give me the love and support to do my research paper. And last, to God Almighty never failed to give me strenght. Thank you very much to all of you…

The Researcher

ABSTRACT

It would appear that very little research has been conducted to established what attitudinal differences exists students engaged in the study of English in a foreign language context. Many students begin studying English with eager anticipation, however due to the structure of English classes and the emphasis placed on a grammatical understanding of the language, many students soon lose interest. It means that the students are demanded to be able to use English to fulfill their daily need such as for reading the newspaper and communicating both spoken and written for solving their life problem. In other word, the purpose of English is to reach communication target. It refers to discourse competence including comprehension and production competence both of written and spoken text realized into language skills then and it will be used to response and produce the discourse in the society.

In connection with Philippine Englishes, this research aims to recognize the Attitudes of High School Students in Maryhill College toward the Use of English Language. Another purpose of this study is to answer some question. First, How well do the students use English in their day to day conversations? Second, What are the factors that influence their attitude toward English Language? Third, What are the reasons why students do not support the English Campaign?

In our country, innumerable learners commit errors on how they make use their terms in forming sentences because of the deficiency of apprehension on the background of the tongue that they are utilizing. This study will help in aiding these novices in gaining knowledge on the different histories of the vocabulary that they are applying in their dogma. The students will be benefited for learning facts about vocabularies. The teachers of the youth will also be benefited for this research may contain vital information that they may make use of or share with their pupils.

The descriptive method of research was utilized in the study. The research instrument used to collect data was the questionnaire. This was employed because it gathered data faster than any other method. It is also the most adequate method for the study. Pure random sampling was utilized in determining the respondents.

Based on the findings, all of the students were familiar with the Philippine vocabulary and English vocabulary but the majority of them the student were not use their English in there day to day conversations. It is better to use influence there attitude toward English Language. The students did not support the English Vocabulary. The researcher recommended the students to become aware of the different vocabularies used in daily life and to have the initiative in learning new knowledge on vocabularies in order to become aware. For the parents, the researcher recommended that they should support their children in their process on being aware with the Standard Philippine English vocabulary and explain to their children the importance of having knowledge on the Philippine English vocabulary. For the teachers, they should satisfy the hunger of the students on the knowledge of vocabularies and have effective teaching methods in order for the students not to become bored in learning vocabularies.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Preliminaries Title Page Dedication……………………………………………………………………………………..i Acknowledgement……………………………………………………………………………ii Abstract………………………………………………………………………………………..iii Table of Contents…………………………………………………………………………….v

II.Chapter I-The Problem and Its Background Introduction……………………………………………………………….............................1 Statement of the Problem……………………………………………………………...........2 Significance of the Study………………………………………………………………….....3 Definition of Terms and Variables…………………………………………………….........3 Scope and Delimitation………………………………………………………………………3

III.Chapter Ii-related Literature and Studies Related Literature……………………………………………………………………………4 Related Studies………………………………………………….......................................9 Conceptual Framework…………………………………………………………………….10

IV.Chapter III-Research Methodology Research Design……………………………………………………………………..........11 Sources of Data…………………………………………………………………………….11 Data Gathering Instrument………………………………………………………………..11 Data Gathering Procedure………………………………………………………………..11

V.Chapter IV-Analysis, Presentation and Interpretation of Data Presentation and Interpretation of Data…………………………………………………13

VI.Chapter V-Summary, Conclusions and Recommendation Summary of Findings……………………………………………………………………..19 Conclusions………………………………………………………………………………..20 Recommendations……………………………………………………………………......20

Bibliography……………………………………………………………………………………vi

Appendices……………………………………………………………………………………vii

Curriculum Vitae……………………………………………………………………………...xiii

BIBLIOGRAPHY

From Books:

Abraham, Amit. (2004). Personality Development through Positive Thinking. Chicago: New Dawn Press, Inc.

Editorial Committee. (1997). Understanding and Improving Your Personality and Self- Image. Pasig City: Publishing Corporation.

Leveriza, Jose. (1993). Human Behavior Organization: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Diliman Quezon City: Kalayaan Press Mktg. Ent., Inc.

Malkani, Vikas, (2001). All You Wanted To Know About Self Motivation. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers.

From Periodicals:

Tenedero, Henry S. (2008). “Learning Style” Manila Bulletin CDXXIII: 27.

Wright, Keith. (2008). “Developing macro English Skills: Listening” Manila Bulletin CDXXI: 26.

Wright, Keith. (2009). “Productive Thinking” Manila Bulletin CDXLIII: E2.

From Website:

“Attitude (Psychology),” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/attitude_(psychology).

“Implicit and explicit attitudes,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/attitude_(psychology).

“Language Attitude,” http://jas.cankaya.edu.tr/gecmisYayinlar/jas7/07- FIRDEUSKARAHAN.pdf.

APPENDICES

General Directions: Kindly put a checkmark to indicate your answer on the space provided. Age: Sex:
1.How familiar are you with the Philippine Vocabulary?
__Very Familiar
__Familiar
__Slightly familiar
__Unfamiliar
__Very unfamiliar

2.How familiar are you with the English Vocabulary?
__Very Familiar
__Familiar
__Slightly familiar
__Unfamiliar
__Very unfamiliar

3.Do you use references in order for your knowledge on vocabularies to be broad?
__Yes __No
4.How often does your English teacher help you in familiarizing yourself with the English vocabulary?
__Very often
__Often
__Seldom
__Very seldom
__Never

5.How often does your Filipino teacher help you in familiarizing yourself with the Philippine vocabulary?

__Very often
__Often
__Seldom
__Very seldom
__Never

6.Are you familiar with the standard Philippine Englishes?

__Yes __No

7.How familiar are you with the standard Philippine Englishes?

__Very Familiar
__Familiar
__Slightly familiar
__Unfamiliar
__Very unfamiliar

8.Do you use the standard Philippine Englishes when you speak?

__Yes __No

9.How often do you encounter Philippine Englishes?

__Very often
__Often
__Seldom
__Very seldom
__Never

10.How many Philippine English word/vocabulary do you know or heard of?

__0-5
__5-10
__10-20
__More than 20

I, Camillah Danica M. Co, am conducting a study on the Attitudes of High School Students in Maryhill College toward the Use of English Language. In connection to this, I have constructed a questionnaire to gather information for my study. Please accomplish this questionnaire very carefully and honestly. Please feel confident that any information that you will supply will be treated with the greatest anonimity and confidentially. Thank you very much for your extremely kind respons.

Talligrams
Questions
V.F
F
S.F
U.F
V.U.F
Totals

AT
NV
AT
NV
AT
NV
AT
NV
AT
NV
AT
NV
Familiarity on Philippine Vocabulary
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
25
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-III
38
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-I
41
IIII
5
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-I
26

135
Familiarity on English Vocabulary
IIII-IIII-II
12
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-III
38
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
40
IIII-IIII
10
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
35

135
Familiairty on Standard Philippine English
IIII-IIII-II
12
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-II
27
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
40
IIII-IIII-IIII-III
18
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-III
28

135
Totals

49

110

121

43

89

405
a. AT stands for actual tally and NV stands for numerical value.

YES
NO
Totals
Questions
AT NV

AT NV
AT NV
Usage of references
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-I
81
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
54

135
Familiarity with SPE
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-II
47
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-III
88

135
Usage of SPE when speaking
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
74
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-I
61

135
Does SPE differ from American English?
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-I
91
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
44

135
Total

293

247

540
a.AT stands for actual tally and NV stands for numerical value.

Questions
Very often
Often
Often
Very Seldom
Never
Totals

AT NV
AT NV
AT NV
AT NV
AT NV
AT NV
Frequency of helpfulness of English Teacher
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII

20
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-III

23
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII

35
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-II

22
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII

35 135
Frequency of helpfulness of Filipino Teacher
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-II
22

IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-I
46
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-II
27
IIII-IIII-III
13
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-II
27
135
Frequency of encountering SPE
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-III
38
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-III
53
IIII-IIII-IIII-II
17
II
2
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
25 135
Totals

80

122

79

37

87 405

a.AT stands for actual tally and NV stands for numerical value.

Suggested number of Words heard

Question

0-5words

5-10words

10-20words

More than 20 words

totals

AT
NV
AT
NV
AT
NV
AT
NV
AT
NV
How many SPE words do you know?
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
35
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
24
IIII-IIII-IIII-I
16
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
60

135
a. AT stands for actual tally and NV stands for numerical value.

Suggested Degree of Agreement
Questions
S.A

Agree
F.A
Disagree
S.Disagree
Total

Do you agree that students should be
Familiar with SPE?
AT
NV
AT
NV
AT
NV
AT
NV
AT
NV
AT
NV

IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-III
33
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-I
36
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-II
27
IIII
4
IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII-IIII
35

135

Curriculum Vitae

Name:
Camillah Danica Medenilla Co
Address:
57# Halls San Pedro cor Sto.Tomas St.
Lourdes Subd., Iyam Lucena City
Parents: Sylvia & Luisito Co
Contact No:
09231860782
Email Add: camillah_danicaco@yahoo.com Educational Background:
Primary:
Christ the Lord Institute
Secondary:
Maryhill College

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Bibliography: Editorial Committee. (1997). Understanding and Improving Your Personality and Self- Image Leveriza, Jose. (1993). Human Behavior Organization: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Diliman Quezon City: Kalayaan Press Mktg Malkani, Vikas, (2001). All You Wanted To Know About Self Motivation. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers. Wright, Keith. (2008). “Developing macro English Skills: Listening” Manila Bulletin CDXXI: 26. Wright, Keith. (2009). “Productive Thinking” Manila Bulletin CDXLIII: E2. From Website:

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